Lisa Kurt is an artist and illustrator living and working in Reno, NV since 2008. She grew up and lived in the Boston area, receiving her BFA in illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art.

Lisa works primarily with acrylics and mixed media on canvas or wood panels; her work integrates maps and other ephemera within her paintings. Through her work, she explores stories that involve people, animals, and creatures in mysterious settings, often incorporating nature and the unexpected. Her work entails traces of nostalgia, melancholy, and whimsical facets that allow a bit of mystery to remain. Lisa’s work focuses on themes surrounding childhood, nature, memory, stories, mythologies, allegory, and dreams.

Lisa has recently illustrated a new children’s book, Sarla in the Sky, published by Bharat Babies: https://bharatbabies.com/products/sarla-in-the-sky

For more on Lisa:

instagram: @lisakurt

http://www.facebook.com/lisakurtart

twitter: @lisamadethis

If you have a request or need to get in touch, please contact the artist by email: lisamadethis [at] gmail.com

{recent exhibitions}

June 2017: “Sweet n Low”, group show, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA (juried by Evan Pricco, Juxtapoz Magazine and Susannah Kelly & Neil Perry, Antler Gallery, Portland OR)

February 2017: “All-In”, group show, The Holland Project Gallery, Reno, NV

January 2017: “Somewhere in the desert there’s a forest”, solo show, Sierra Arts Gallery, Reno, NV

October 2016: “Mythical Mermaids”, group show, La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA

October 2016: “Wild Women Artists Pop Up Benefit Show”, group show, Reno, NV

May 2016: “Plus One”, group show, STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA

May 2016: “Invincible Summer”, duo show, Lasting Dose Gallery, Reno, NV

April 2016: “Fortinbras”, solo show, Reno Little Theater, Reno, NV

October 2015: “empathy + uncertainties”, solo show, McKinley Art Center, Reno, NV

October 2015: “All-In”, group show, The Holland Project Gallery, Reno, NV

October 2015: “Get the Lead Out VII”, group show, Swoon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Ally Takeuchi)

September 2015: ArtBlast group show, McKinley Art Center, Reno, NV

June 2015: “A Tender Spark”, solo show, The Holland Project Gallery, Reno, NV

April 2015: “Anatomy of a Story”, solo show, St. Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City, NV (curated by Frances Melhop, Executive Director/Creative Director, SMAC)

February 2015: “Fizzog”, group portrait show, The Holland Project Gallery, Reno, NV

February 2015: “Annual Broken Hearts Collide Show”, NeverEnder Gallery, Reno, NV

January 2015: group show for the Reno Art Walk, Noble Pie Parlor, Reno, NV

January 2015: Grand Opening of Lasting Dose group show, Lasting Dose Gallery, Reno, NV

October 2014: “Friend or Foe?”, solo show, NeverEnder Gallery, Reno, NV

September 2014: ArtBlast group show, McKinley Art Center, Reno, NV

September 2014: “Doubtful Creatures”, solo show, Hub Coffee Roasters Riverside, Reno, NV